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More Africa NewsCentral Africa Backbone: Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea connected to Gabon by optical fiber

November 20, 2020by myles0
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The Gabonese Agency for Digital Infrastructures and Frequencies (Aninf) announced on Wednesday, November 18, the end of the extension works of 528 km of optical fiber connecting Booué in northern Gabon to physical interconnections in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, in passing through Bitam & Oyan-Bifoun-Lambarene. It is within the framework of the Central Africa Backbone (CAB4) project.

The Aninf indicates that the next stage of CAB4 will be the operational commissioning of the link which will allow the populations of Gabonese cities and the other two countries to benefit from good quality high-speed Internet services. To this end, the interconnection project of Cameroon with its neighbors in the sub-region by optical fiber was included in the 11 integrative projects that the Community presented during a tour de table, on November 16 and 17, In Paris in France.

CAB4 will interconnect CEMAC member countries in a high-speed telecommunications network, in accordance with the recommendations of the heads of state of the sub-region, since 2016.

This project is designed to increase in capacity, in quality, and at competitive prices, the offer of telecommunications services in the community. The main donors are the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank. 

Source: Agency Ecofin

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